Article ID: CBB664892280

Newcomen-Type Pumping Engines in Collieries and Ironworks on the North Side of the Don Valley in the Rotherham Area of South Yorkshire in the Eighteenth Century (2018)

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Hunter, John (Author)


International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
Volume: 88
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-36


Publication Date: 2018
Edition Details: Proceedings of the 1st International Early Engines Conference - Part 2
Language: English

An unusual combination of geological and geographical features, coupled with the enterprise of some prominent local landed families, provided the impetus for introducing Newcomen-type steam engines in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire during the second half of the eighteenth century. This paper describes the circumstances surrounding the use of the technology and identifies the locations of eleven such engines discovered to date. Nine of the engines were used for pumping at collieries, although two of these may have combined pumping with winding. One engine may have been constructed for colliery winding only and another was dedicated to air blowing for blast furnaces. The general shapes and dimensions of most of the engine houses have been determined but the technical details of the engines were rarely recorded and, at the present time, are mostly unknown.

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Authors & Contributors
Greener, James
Pointon, Andre
Hardwick, David
Morris, Andrew M. A.
Wallis, Geoff
Archer-Parré, Caroline
Journals
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
Quaderns d'Història de l'Enginyeria
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Economic History Review
Cambridge Journal of Economics
Publishers
University Of Hertfordshire Press
Northeastern University
Liverpool University Press
Doce Calles
Cambridge University Press
Concepts
Steam engines; steam turbines
Engines
Industrial revolution
Mines and mining
Technology and economics
Technological innovation
People
Newcomen, Thomas
Parent, Antoine
Watt, James, Jr.
Watt, James
Newton, Isaac
Mariotte, Edme
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
17th century
Places
England
Great Britain
Yorkshire (England)
Birmingham (England)
Manchester (England)
Scotland
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